Carol Platt Liebau: The Surge: Already Helping

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Surge: Already Helping

Jack Kelly points out three significant ways that the President's "surge" may already be helping events in Iraq:

(1) Al Qaeda is retreating from Baghdad.

(2) The radical clerick Al Sadr, whose Mahdi army has been fueling many of the attacks on Sunnis, has calmed his rhetoric.

(3) Prime Minister Maliki is putting some much-needed distance between himself and Al Sadr.

Even if things begin to improve, however, don't expect to hear it from the Democrats or the press. Having staked so much of their hearts and reputations on the promise of failure, they're not going to want to have their doomsaying and defeatism gainsayed now.


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